The Planet Repair schedule for the upcoming Village Building Convergence 13 is all set! Here’s your official invite to join our team – behold, these awesome builders:
Molly Murphy (an actual “MudGirl” from Canada!)
Sarah Frances Michaelson (from Minneapolis!)
and Jane Gray (from Sellwood!)!
Together they will lead a dazzling array of projects, including finishing various long-standing projects and some pretty impressive new ones that contribute energy-impact as well as beauty. Though this year we will see most of our natural building work completed, we will also host a few permaculture workshops as we get ready to host our third-annual urban permaculture design course which begins in June! See you soon!
Workshop Schedule at PRI:
Friday, May 24th- Planet Repair will be hosting students from Victoria, BC at the VBC13 central venue.
Saturday, May 25th-
Natural building projects at PRI will begin with completing natural plasters on the famous Chicken Palace, and work will begin in converting an existing cob chimney into a functional cob oven.
Sunday, May 26th-
A- Natural building projects will proceed, with more work on the chimney-to-oven conversion, as well as installation of a decorative cob thermal-mass wall in the existing greenhouse.
B- From 2 to 5pm, Peter McCoy, co-founder of Radical Mycology Convergence will be conducting a hands-on workshop on fungi cultivation and fungal bio-remediation! This should be good! Pass-the-hat donations accepted!
Monday, May 27th-
Natural building work will proceed on both the oven projects and the thermal mass wall. We will also begin work on plastering upper gables on the main house. This will be highly decorative and will likely involve inlaid mosaic glass.
Tuesday, May 28th-
Work will proceed on natural plasters on both the main house and the garage gables.
Wednesday, May 29th-
A- Natural building projects will continue, and we may begin work at a neighboring site. This new project will be either a new cob oven or a special kind of interactive installation.
B- From 2 to 5pm we will host a special permaculture discussion on the overall plant-based vision of permaculture at VBC. What do urban dwellers really want and need? What will they tend and use? What guilds are most effective in these conditions, and which will help us transition as the climate inevitably shifts to higher temperatures? How do we adapt and thrive?
Thursday, May 30th-
Natural building projects will proceed, now including work at adjacent homes.
Friday, May 31st-
More work on natural building projects. A special note for homeless activists and advocates: Massive and awesome activists Andrew and Joline Heben will be staying at PRI and would be happy to speak with others who may be interested in setting up self-help villages in their own communities.
Saturday, June 1st-
Activity at our site will conclude and begin to taper off as many of thePRI community will be out at Share-It Square, SE 9th & Sherrett, helping to install the new community piazza design!
Sunday, June 2nd-
Site will be closed for central activities.